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Comfrey (Wild)

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Cynoglossum virginianum
Comfrey (Wild)


They bloom in the spring in open woodlands.


The tiny, blue to lilac flowers have 5 petals and are grouped sparsely at the top of the plant. The leaves clasp around the hairy stem at their base.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 5 petals forming a bell
Flower Color: Whitish yellow to light purple
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (tall - 2-3 feet)
Leaf Type: Lance to egg-shaped, large and entire (smooth edge) but covered in tiny, bristles.
  • Stem: Covered in tiny bristles

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